Lourens van Haaften is a historian with a special interest in the relations between Europe and India in contemporary history. He obtained a Research Master ‘Modern History’ at the Utrecht University (the Netherlands), in which he specialised in EU foreign relations and India’s contemporary history. He worked as a junior lecturer in International Relations at the Utrecht University and as a junior researcher for the Dutch Advisory Council for International Affairs (AIV), that advices government and parliament on foreign affairs. In his Global India research project, he will study the emergence and development of business and management schools that were founded by Belgian Jesuit missionaries in the 1980s and 1990s in India. The research is supervised by prof.dr. Idesbald Godderis and conducted at Leuven University (KU Leuven).